- August 29, 1939 - March 22, 2015
- Louisville, Kentucky
of James' Passing
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Shepherdsville, KY 40165
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“My Thoughts and Prayers to you all. May you R.I.P!
1 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Combest - Louisville, KY
“My memory of Jim and Leatha were sitting with them at vfw and having cold beers and telling stories, or sitting down at Happy Hour and our group of...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: sue haines - okeechobee, FL
“You and your family are in our prayers. Love to all.G
3 of 12 | Posted by: Steve and Marilyn Rucker - KY
“Letha and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Uncle Jimmy was a very special person. Y'all are in my prayers
4 of 12 | Posted by: Vicki Whiteside - Dacula, GA
“Karen, sunshine,star and bj i am so sorry of your father and grandfather my prayers with u and your family Patti Geraghty
5 of 12 | Posted by: Patti Geraghty - louisville, KY
“So many wonderful memories of all of us together, one of the first is Mom and Jim dancing on New Years Eve at the VFW, the KY state fair Jim loved to...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Jim & Marlena Martin - Okeechobee
“so sorry he was my best friend growing up many good times
7 of 12 | Posted by: A friend
“Aunt Letha and Family, I am so sorry for your loss and the pain your all suffering. He was a hero to us all,A true man that loved all his family. So...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Pam Rafferty - Louisville, KY
“No matter how much we grow, we always look up to our fathers. I was fortunate to have a father who was full of love, compassion and strength. We...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Fowler - Louisville, KY
“We have lost one of our best friends. Jim will be missed by so many, family and friends. RIP Jim!!
10 of 12 | Posted by: Marcia Hylton - Banner, KY
“To one of the greatest men I've ever known. I have so many memories of growing up with you in our lives. You had a way of always making the bad times...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sherri G Rafferty Fisher - WA
“The most amazing man and Father anyone could ever know.
you will be missed, our hearts are broken. love you Dad!!
12 of 12 | Posted by: JR - Louisville, KY - Son
James G. Rafferty Sr. age 75 was born August 29, 1939 to the late Colosky Carter and Lennie Goodin Rafferty and returned to his Heavenly Father March 22, 2015. Mr. Rafferty was the owner/operator of Rafferty Auto Body Shop, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Among those who preceded him in death include his parents; brother, Eddie Rafferty; son-in-law, Ben Fowler.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Letha Hazelwood Rafferty; daughter, Karen L. Fowler; sons, James G. Rafferty Jr. (Tammy) and Terry Carter Rafferty; sisters, Anna Jean Forde and Alice Settles; brothers, Harold and Russell Rafferty; 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a host of other family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 12 P.M. Monday in the chapel of Schoppenhorst Underwood and Brooks (Preston Highway at Brooks Road and use John Harper entrance) with interment in Palestine Church Cemetery. Friends may pay their respects from 12 P.M until 8 P.M. Sunday and from 9 A.M. until 12 P.M. Monday at Schoppenhorst.